Entertainment not too Grande over summer

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Hits and misses have been in the workings this summer in the entertainment industry.


Power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z ruled the world with their On The Run tour that went all the way around the country and will be finishing up in Paris, France. Their ticket sales topped $100 million as it wrapped up in North America in early August.


The tour’s success hasn’t really stopped the rumors floating around about the duo’s rocky marriage. At this rate, they have plenty of reasons to stay together since they are grossing about $5 million a night.


The first six months of 2014 left movie-goers excited for the summer movie season, but generally, people were disappointed with the turnout for most of the highly touted about films.


Another Transformers movie was released, and we can only hope it’s the last one. Things just aren’t the same since Shia Labouf isn’t in the picture anymore. We should give Mark Wahlberg a pat on the shoulder for trying, though.


Michael Bay frustrated action film viewers once again with the no-plot story line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Shailene Woodley took over the box office for the second time after Divergent to bring us The Fault in Our Stars, which was one of few films this summer that was actually worth seeing.


When the love story that captured the hearts of bookworms everywhere came out in theaters earlier this summer, it had everyone falling in love with the characters all over again on-screen.


The film made about $50 million in the opening weekend and won multiple awards at the Teen Choice Awards.


The music industry gave us plenty of new music to enjoy, including songs from new artist Iggy Azalea. The Australian-born rapper had two songs in the top places of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming only the fourth female solo rapper to top the charts with her song “Fancy.”


In the same week, her featured song with Ariana Grande “Problem,” rose to number two and joined The Beatles as the only entertainers to rank at number one and two simultaneously with their first two hits.


She has also passed Lil’ Kim as the female rapper with the longest-leading number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, proving that she is someone we all need to be looking out for in the future.


This summer might not have been the best in entertainment, but we can almost guarantee the rest of this year will make up for it with Mockingjay Part One being released in November and The Walking Dead starting back up in October.

Author: Jordan Yarbrough

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